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The Immune System

Edition:
4th
Author(s):
Peter Parham
ISBN:
9780815344667
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
September 30, 2014
Content Details:
532 pages | 548 illustrations
Language:
English
(Translations)

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  • About the Book

    Book Summary

    The Immune System, Fourth Edition emphasizes the human immune system and presents immunological concepts in a coherent, concise, and contemporary account of how the immune system works. Written for undergraduate, medical, veterinary, dental, and pharmacy students, it makes generous use of medical examples to illustrate points. This classroom-proven textbook offers clear writing, full-color illustrations, and section and chapter summaries that make the book accessible and easily understandable to students.

    The Fourth Edition is a major revision that brings the content up-to-date and improves clarity. Based on user feedback, there is now increased continuity and connectivity between chapters.

    The Immune System is additionally supported by the Garland Science Learning System. This homework platform is designed to evaluate and improve student performance and allows instructors to select assignments on specific topics and review the performance of the entire class, as well as individual students, via the instructor dashboard. Students receive immediate feedback on their mastery of the topics, and will be better prepared for lectures and classroom discussions. The user-friendly system provides a convenient way to engage students while assessing progress. Performance data can be used to tailor classroom discussion, activities, and lectures to address students’ needs precisely and efficiently. For more information and sample material, visit http://garlandscience.rocketmix.com/.

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    Features

      New in the Fourth Edition

      • Increased coverage of innate immunity, now in two chapters.
      • New chapter dedicated to mucosal immunology.
      • Immunological memory and vaccination combined in Chapter 11, including new approaches to vaccination.
      • Chapter 12 is dedicated to lymphocytes that contribute to innate and adaptive immunity.
      • Parasite immunology is covered for the first time, integrated with allergy in Chapter 14.
      • Appreciation of the active interaction between the immune system and commensal organisms involving co-development and co-evolution.
      • New marginal icons indicate topics which correlate to Case Studies in Immunology by Geha and Notarangelo.
      • The Question Bank has been revised and greatly expanded, now with over 1,000 questions.

      Hallmark Features

      • Presents immunology from the human perspective with a central focus on how the immune system works to combat human disease.
      • Emphasizes what we know about the immune system, rather than how we know it.
      • Each chapter makes frequent use of medical examples to illustrate points and principles.
      • Seamless integration of the molecular, cellular, genetic, and clinical facets of immunology.
      • An outstanding full-color art program including line drawings, micrographs, and photographs.The art program, using distinct and consistent iconography, is designed to enhance and extend the concepts and principles presented in the text without excessive detail.
      • End-of-chapter questions consist of a mix of basic and clinical science, and include essay, multiple choice, and case study (USMLE-format) questions. Detailed answers to all questions are provided in the back of the book.
      • End-of-section and end-of-chapter summaries provide a broad overview of material presented allowing students to review and assess their understanding of what they have read.

    Reviews

      Praise for the Second Edition: "...Appealing and relevant for those students who approach the study of the immune system through a clinical lens, including students of medicine, pharmacology, midwifery, or nursing; it would also be appropriate in an introductory immunology course." –Clinical Immunology

      “The concise yet thorough account makes it an ideal read for the intended audience....Each section and chapter is clearly documented in a detailed contents section, and each chapter is concisely summarized, creating an accessible and understandable book....The Immune System is a thorough and coherent overview of the modern understanding of immunity.” –Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine

       

       

       

  • Contents

    1. Elements of the Immune System and their Roles in Defense
    2. Innate Immunity: The Immediate Response to Infection
    3. Innate Immunity: The Induced Response to Infection
    4. Antibody Structure and the Generation of B-Cell Diversity
    5. Antigen Recognition by T Lymphocytes
    6. The Development of B Lymphocytes
    7. The Development of T Lymphocytes
    8. T Cell-Mediated Immunity
    9. Immunity Mediated by B Cells and Antibodies
    10. Preventing Infection at Mucosal Surfaces
    11. Immunological Memory and Vaccination
    12. Coevolution of Innate and Adaptive Immunity
    13. Failures of the Body’s Defenses
    14. IgE-Mediated Immunity and Allergy
    15. Transplantation of Tissues and Organs
    16. Disruption of Healthy Tissue by the Immune Response
    17. Cancer and Its Interactions with the Immune System

  • Instructor Resources

    Instructor Resources

    Garland Science Learning System

    The Garland Science Learning System offers high-quality homework and assessment content designed to complement our textbooks. It provides convenient tools for instructors to track the progress of the entire class, as well as individual students, and more precisely tailor lecture and discussion to student needs. The Immune System, Fourth Edition features 27 tutorials with assessment questions that review key topics from all 17 chapters of the textbook. Immunology can be a challenging subject, and the tutorials help break down some of the more difficult topics, in a step-by-step manner, and make the content more accessible to students. Most tutorials have a few warm-up questions interspersed in the content, and every tutorial has 5 assessment questions at the end of the tutorial to test mastery of the topic.  

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    Garland Science Instructor Resource site

    Art of the Immune System, Fourth Edition

    The images from the book are available in two convenient formats: PowerPoint and JPEG.

    Question Bank
    The revised and expanded Question Bank includes over 1,000 questions in a variety of formats: multiple-choice, true-false, matching, essay, and challenging "thought" questions. USMLE-style questions help prepare students for medical licensing examinations. Prepared by Sheryl L. Fuller-Espie, PhD, DIC, Cabrini College, the questions are organized by book chapter and provide a comprehensive sampling of concepts that can be used for quiz and examination purposes.

    Diploma Test Generator Software
    The questions from The Immune System Question Bank have been loaded into the Diploma test generator software. The software is easy to use and can scramble questions to create multiple tests. Questions are organized by chapter and type, and can be additionally categorized by the instructor according to difficulty or subject. Existing questions can be edited and new ones added.

    Figure-Integrated Lecture Outlines
    The section headings, concept headings, and figures from the text have been integrated into PowerPoint presentations.

  • Student Resources

    Student Resources

    Garland Science Learning System

    The Garland Science Learning System offers high-quality homework and assessment content designed to complement our textbooks. It provides convenient tools for instructors to track the progress of the entire class, as well as individual students, and more precisely tailor lecture and discussion to student needs. The Immune System, Fourth Edition features 27 tutorials with assessment questions that review key topics from all 17 chapters of the textbook. Immunology can be a challenging subject, and the tutorials help break down some of the more difficult topics, in a step-by-step manner, and make the content more accessible to students. Most tutorials have a few warm-up questions interspersed in the content, and every tutorial has 5 assessment questions at the end of the tutorial to test mastery of the topic.

    A free trial for the Garland Science Learning System will be available to use during Fall 2016 and Spring 2017. Please contact us at science@garland.com to sign up!

    Visit http://garlandscience.rocketmix.com/ for more information and sample material.

    Garland Science Student Resource site

    Flashcards
    Each chapter contains flashcards, built into the student website, that allow students to review key terms from the text.

    Glossary
    The complete glossary from the book is online and can be searched or browsed.

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